As 58 migrants drown off Africa, a call to stop smugglers

ABDOULIE JOHN, AHMED MOHAMED and CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The drowning of at least 58 migrants in the Atlantic Ocean off Mauritania sent despair through tiny Gambia on Thursday while some demanded a crackdown on human traffickers after one of this year's deadliest disasters among young Africans trying to reach Europe. At least 83 survivors swam through rough seas to shore after their boat capsized Wednesday. They had been trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands but diverted toward Mauritania as fuel and food ran low, the U.N. migration agency said. The boat, which the U.N. said was carrying an estimated 150 migrants, including children, had tossed on the Atlantic Ocean for a week. As the survivors, 10 of them children, recovered from shock, autho
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